Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties


Complementing many breakfast dishes, a good breakfast sausage recipe is a balance of flavors, one not overpowering the other. Healthy sausage is tough to find in the stores though! Many times it’s full of different fillers, ‘flavors’, and preservatives – all things I try to avoid when eating for fertility. Beyond those aspects, we have issues with the meat itself as we personally choose to eat mostly grass-fed pork and beef or the venison my husband gets during hunting season.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Most of the grocery stores I frequent don’t have anything that lines up with our dietary ideals. So what’s a gal to do? Make your own of course!

Homemade breakfast sausage is the best!

It’s simple to mix up using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. You can also mix it up the night before and let it sit overnight, in a sealed container in the fridge. (actually, it tastes even better this way!)

While you’re at it, go ahead and double the recipe and place uncooked frozen patties in the freezer to make it even easier the next time you want to make them.

Homemade Sausage ingredients

Use this sausage for making patties (we love them on an English muffin with a fried egg) or cook it as ground for your “breakfast bowls” (hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, and sausage) or breakfast burritos.

cooking breakfast sausage patties

We’ve used this not only for breakfast, but also cooked as ground to add into our spaghetti sauce for a bit of something different and used leftovers to top our pizzas!

A big thanks to Michele at Frugal Granola for being the inspiration behind this recipe.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
  • 1 lb ground beef, venison, or pork
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp powdered ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • optional – ½ tsp maple syrup
  1. Preheat pan or griddle over medium heat. Lightly beat the egg into a bowl.
  2. Add in ground beef and combine together.
  3. Mix in seasonings.
  4. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup and press enough meat mixture in to fill it up. Place onto pan and press flat.
  5. Let fry for 3-5 minutes on each side, then enjoy!


Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

owner and editor of Natural Fertility and Wellness at Natural Fertility and Wellness
Donielle believes women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, she has a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
Donielle Baker
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  • Michele @ Frugal Granola says:

    Yum! We love homemade sausage! I have a similar recipe here:

    Michele 🙂

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